Brit by Brit: First UK home welcomes Tesla Powerwall + StorEdge storage solutionHouse in southeast county of Essex installed with 7.2 kW Tesla Powerwall as part of SolarEdge’s StorEdge retrofit solution for existing rooftop solar array. March 29, 2016 Ian Clover Energy Storage Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share One of the first domestic Tesla Powerwall storage solutions has recently been installed at a residential customer’s home the U.K. in the southeast England county of Essex. Installed by British firm SolarTherm UK, the Powerwall was retrofitted to an existing 4.5 kW rooftop PV array that uses 17 SolarEdge power optimizers and a SolarEdge SE4000 inverter as part of the Israeli companys StorEdge solution. Completed on March 22, the install was among the first of its kind in the U.K. as the domestic solar market shifts from the surging growth that has characterized it over the past two years to one of greater self-consumption and storage of solar energy. The installation of the StorEdge and Tesla Powerwall took four hours, Matthew Jackson, installation manager for SolarTherm UK, told pv magazine. “The installation required just two installers, and the design followed a survey by our in-house surveyor, who compiled a cad drawing and schematics. Apart from the weight (the Powerwall weighs 95kg), there was not much to it other than the complex wiring arrangement,” Jackson said. The Powerwall was placed on to a north-facing, solid masonry wall at the request of the homeowners. With very little noise associated with the running of the Tesla or StorEdge, this location was preferable because it allowed close proximity to the internal wiring of the PV system. The installation was a retrofit to an existing solar PV array, but Jackson said that this posed very little in the way of additional difficulties. “The only real complication with a retrofit including this type of battery is where it will physically fit, or where is the safest place for it to be installed,” he said. The installer added that SolarEdges “almost non-existent” failure rate meant that the system support for the Tesla battery is likely to be reliable, and that the install is a close to “plug and play” as any on the market. “The fact that we can set up the system with the StorEdge, and come away and check the following day that it is running online, is invaluable when your teams are working past sun-down at busy periods.” Jackson added that StorEdge, as one of the few available DC-coupled systems available, meant that the retrofit process was made easier and “alleviated the gray area of stored energy passing back through the generation meter again by night”. This process has been known to generate figures for the feed-in tariff (FIT) that may not later be accepted by energy providers for FIT payment terms. Last month, pv magazine reported on the first Tesla install in Germany, following the hotly anticipated batterys roll-out into the Australian and U.S. markets. Update: This article was amended on March 30, removing references to this being the country’s first such installation amid claims that a handful of Tesla Powerwall’s were installed in Wales prior to this particular case study.Popular content Submarine cable to connect 10.5 GW wind-solar complex in Morocco to the UK grid Emiliano Bellini 22 April 2021 pv-magazine.com UK-based Xlinks is planning to build 10.5 GW of wind and solar in Morocco and sell the power generated by the huge plant in the UK. 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A mixture of feelings or emotions mentioned unaligned, right? This is what an adult goes through unpremeditatedly very often. But the above process makes the guy a strong, real adult if he/she survives it! They are getting inclined more than ever to useless fantasies, social media, relationships, fashion, politics and liabilities, making them susceptible to misdirection.There is a huge role of right culture and conditioning by parents for their child(ren) which later get reflected in them during this adulthood. Parenting plays the most important role in directing a child on the righteous track. Parents should give their child(ren) the freedom to give opinions, to open up himself/herself in front of them, to choose a trend, their career and even life partner in a brainstorming session with them. During this democratic discussion (regarding all those topics), an adult child expects his/her parents should understand him/her. Otherwise, he/she feels left out, alone, confused and ultimately depressed. He/she then searches for alternative ways to get rid off those bad feelings, to get a company to discuss his/her happenings. But, he/she sometimes ends up with adopting a wrong company or way and that’s either any ill-cultured companion or addiction. Many serious blunders are committed by adults between the age of 18-25. Moral support and friendly companionship should be given by the parents to their child(ren).These adults now are engaged in having fun to gain pleasure, more than indulging in their career goals or any quest of opportunities to have personal growth, skills development or to provide financial aid to themselves or their family. They don’t wish to spend their time and money on books, skills, mental engineering, proper health, useful seminars/webinars but, they easily spend it on their girlfriend/boyfriend, on web series accounts, games, clothing, parties, clubbing, gadgets, etc. They tend to be less serious and more neglectful of what they actually should be doing. They spend hours in showing off themselves, playing digital games, chatting and phoning for hours, etc. for the sake of pleasure but they don’t take out time for their own personal development which gives them long-term happiness.This pandemic period has been a blessing in disguise for many people. This has given a sense of proper utilisation of the digital world to attain productivity. Even Lord Krishna once advised Pandavas to upgrade themselves when they were just wasting their time during their vanvas so, this pandemic period should be utilised by every adult to create his/her own next version. Every adult should go on a tour through their inner world and trust me, I’m also doing it and I’m exploring a lot of things which I could merely find anywhere around the globe! I’m observing my vibe, listening to my emotions, tasting my desires, smelling my potential & feeling my thoughts. Inner engineering is what makes you plant the right seed of thoughts to bring you the right kind of tree of subconsciousness. You’ll see the whole universe lying within you if you find your ultimate form. Take time & travel in your mind.Time Heals & Strengthens you. Just Stay Busy & Active, Keep Patience, & Stand Tall! After all, an adult follows someone who does the same which he/she has been advised to do. Naturally, they won’t realise things at once but proper guidance and influence through leadership are needed for them. Right training of the right process is what they need. As, consequently, real-life starts after this phase as this period of transition (from being a teenager to an adult) is a decider one for their entire life. At last, an adult should analyse and introspect himself/herself to live a happy life. Every boy/girl faces a whole new dimension of life in his/her adulthood. However, gradually after crossing the teenage period, there are more excitement & energy, mental & physical growth, identification of passion, problem-solving & decision-making abilities, observation of the real world, acquiring of new goals, advanced studies & researches, arrival of blunders, varieties of mood & emotion, infatuations & attachments, betrayals in friendship/relationship, days of sadness after/before days of joy, building of connections & respect, fun & addictions, rationality, openness or frankness, truthfulness as well as dishonesty, increase in smartness & cleverness, soberness & kindness, diplomacy & politics, greed & selfishness, overthinking, chaos, fears, procrastination, perturbation, nostalgia, anger & ego issues, pain, guilt, worries, depression & anxieties, trauma & mental attacks, accidents & mishaps, blessings & curse, frustration & demotivation, jealousy & insecurities, hopelessness & annoyance, embarrassments & insults, stupidity & ignorance, influences, misdirection, circles & groupism, arguments & fights, and professionalism.
Kenya’s Interior Minister has announced that the world’s largest refugee camp will close in November and not May next year.The Dadaab camp in Kenya is home to more than 300,000 Somalis. Kenya says it will work closely with the UN and the Somali government to repatriate the refugees.Dadaab was set up in 1991 to house families fleeing conflict in Somalia, and some people have been living there for more than 20 years. Kenya says it wants to close the camp over security concerns, saying attacks on its soil have been planned there.
Chinese smartphone brand Vivo made headlines at CES 2018 earlier this month when it unveiled the first ready-to-produce smartphone to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor developed by Synaptics. During the unveiling, Vivo did not provide a name for the smartphone or a launch date. A few days ago, the phone arrived on TENAA with the name X20 Plus UD and we now understand that the smartphone could be launched on January 25 at a price of CNY 3,998 (approx Rs. 39,800).The launch date and pricing of the Vivo X20 Plus UD were provided by Zyad Atef on Twitter. As nothing is confirmed as of now, it is best to take this with a grain of salt. As the name suggests, the X20 Plus UD will be pretty much similar to the X20 Plus that was launched back in September. The biggest difference, of course, will be the fingerprint sensor. While it was previously seen on the back of the X20 Plus, the sensor will now be hiding under the display on the front with the X20 Plus UD. This keeps the rear panel clean with just the logo and a dual rear camera setup.While Vivo did showcase a smartphone with an under display fingerprint sensor provided by Qualcomm at MWC last year, the company found that it wasn’t as responsive as it would have liked it to be. Thanks to Synaptics’ optical in-display fingerprint sensors, called Clear ID, Vivo is now the first brand to ship the much-expected technology. Under display fingerprint sensor is expected to go mainstream this year as manufacturers launch more and more bezel-less smartphones.advertisementALSO READ: Vivo unveils world’s first commercial smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor at CES 2018Apart from the under display fingerprint sensor, the X20 Plus UD is expected to be pretty much similar to the X20 Plus. It will likely sport a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It may be powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor along with 4GB of RAM. As the X20 Plus was never brought to the Indian market, it is still uncertain whether the X20 Plus UD will make it to the country.<br />